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Members of Council

The local Council is comprised of a Reeve, Deputy Reeve and 5 Members, all elected at large.  For additional information respecting who is representing you on Township Council, please refer to the page dedicated to the Members of Council.

Council Meetings

Meetings are scheduled for the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month commencing at 6:30 p.m.

Exceptions occurr when a statutory holiday falls on a Monday.  In this event the meeting is moved to the Tuesday immediately following the statutory holiday.

A second occurrs during the months of July and August when there is only one meeting per month.  That meeting is likely to be re-scheduled to an appropriate Monday in each month, while having regard to other municipal business taking place during that time.

The final exception is during the Month of December when the final meeting of the month is cancelled due to the Christmas season and the first meeting of the month gets moved to the second Monday of the month.

For a list of upcoming meetings please refer to the schedule of Council Meetings.

Agendas, Minutes and Bylaws

The Civic Web Portal is a modern system of recording and publishing the business of Council and provides greater public accessibility and transparency.  The documents which Council are considering on the Agenda of any meeting open to the public are all available.  The Minutes which is a record of the proceedings of meetings are also available once approved by Council.  The Bylaws ,which most often reflect the important decisions of the Council, can also be found on the Civic Web Portal. 

Council Elections

Elections for members of Council occur every 4 years with the next election in 2018.  For up-to-date and relevant information relating to the upcoming election please refer to the page dedicated to Council Elections.

Council Delegations

If you have a matter to be presented or considered by Council, please contact the Township Clerk to arrange a specific date for your presentation to Council.  A standardized has been developed to help facilitate requests to appear before Council which is available on the "Application Forms" page of this webiste.  Persons wishing to appear before Council are encouraged to complete this form and submit all other information that will be presented to Council at least one week prior to the scheduled meeting date.

Persons requesting a decision of Council on a particular matter must provide sufficient information in advance of the meeting so that Council can review and consider the request prior to the meeting.

Excepting those matters that appear under "Open Meetings" as follows, all submissions to Council will be considered in a meeting open to the public, and will be subject to review by the public.  Persons submitting documents for Council consideration should not include any information that may be considered private or confidential.

Open Meetings

In accordance with Section 239(2) of the Municipal Act, S.O. 2001, all meetings are open to the public except when the subject matter to be considered pertains to one of the following: 

  1. the security of the property of the municipality or local board;
  2. personal matters about an identifiable individual, including municipal or local board employees;
  3. a proposed or pending acquisition or disposition of land by the municipality or local board;
  4. labour relations or employee negotiations;
  5. litigation or potential litigation, including matters before administrative tribunals, affecting the municipality or local board;
  6. advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege, including communications necessary for that purpose; or
  7. a matter in respect of which a council, board, committee or other body may hold a closed meeting under another Act.

Historical Meetings

Minutes of older meetings of Council that do not appear on the Civic Web Portal are available by contacting the Clerk's Department.